Part 1: Project Execution Process

This stage is often considered the main phase of the entire PM process. It is here that the team does the bulk of the work in the project plan. The project manager follows a procedure to complete the job as defined in the initial phases and according to the customers’ specifications. This level is long and complicated compared to the other stages in the PM process. Here, mistakes are common and severe. In some cases, the team could stray as a result of being overwhelmed by work. It requires outstanding leadership to keep the team focused and motivated (Marion, Richardson, & Earnhardt, 2016). Sticking to the plan is the only way to stay on track. The PM plan outlines the procedure to achieve the specified results, and the team’s willingness to pursue the goal confirms that they are up to the task. This phase should be carefully managed to complete the project successfully and utilize resources and energy appropriately.

Since the project execution phase involves building the physical project and delivering it to the client for approval, it requires close monitoring and control.  Project managers must implement various management processes to manage cost, time, quality, and risks (Marion, Richardson, & Earnhardt, 2016). Since this phase is labor-intensive, the entire project is divided into smaller tasks and assigned to the team members. Duties performed during the project execution include giving resources, executing plans. The PM oversees the progress, establishes tracking systems, and examines the project schedule regularly. As stated before, the project execution phase is long and involves many people. Therefore, the entire level is divided into three sub-phases. These primary steps include project monitoring and control, project change control, and project closure. However, the sequence or priority of these steps dramatically varies depending on the nature of a project. Here we shall explore each sub-phase in detail, analyzing the tasks involved and their importance.


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Sample executing process flow

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Emmanuel Addo

Emmanuel Addo is the founder of the Young Global Leaders Network, an international non-governmental organization registered in six (6) countries namely, Ghana, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan and has a membership strength of over 15,000 young black professionals, students, graduates, and aspiring leaders.

The organization also operates in 25 other African countries. Emmanuel also doubles as the chief convener and founder of the Young African Leaders Summit, one of the largest continental youth summits in Africa.  

Currently works at Kingston University as a Business Engagement Team Member in their Partnerships and Engagement Department. 

He characterizes energy, integrity, result-oriented, and ground-breaking service in each detail of strategic management, change management, stakeholder management, and leadership acquaintances.
Emmanuel owns a core background in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

Leveraging his experience as a youth activist and a dynamic young man, Emmanuel founded the Young Global Leaders Network, a youth organization that comprises young diplomats, young politicians, and aspiring politicians, business/entrepreneurial business leaders with the aim of championing a mutual agenda for the African youth and promoting youth participation in governance as well as promoting entrepreneurial culture.
Emmanuel nurtures an environment of teamwork and has expertise in data collection and analysis as well as both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Emmanuel worked as an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Advanced Management where he delivered a wide range of business management courses that involved principles of marketing, leadership, operation management, and research methods. Emmanuel has always maintained high teaching and learning standards to ensure that his students’ stand out in academic achievements and successful progression. As a stout believer and passionate key player in volunteering; Emmanuel creates quality time to giving back gladly to his community what he has learned and to educate individuals with free consultancy on career development. He is a leader anyone would love to look up to and with great integrity, commitment, and passion to make the world a better place.
Emmanuel worked as Qualifications Manager at the Open University in the UK.

Emmanuel is also the founder of Kickstart Innovation Hub Ltd, the entrepreneurial hub of Young Global Leaders Network.